It seems like 2017 is the year of increasing costs for M&A firms. Data cost from large enterprise tooling providers have shifted and labor costs are on the rise all while more firms continue [...]
While we publish our standard CIM (or CBR, pitchbook etc.) on our website – the reality is very few CIMs are identical in scope or format. Below we share a few ways CIM preparation has [...]
One question is asked by prospective private equity clients more than any other – what happens when we close a deal that you sourced? The answer is surprising simple…nothing. This [...]
Recently, we were meeting with a prospective private equity deal origination client who asked a poignant question – “When these engagements don’t produce the anticipated [...]
The client: Boutique New York City based M&A firm with 3 staff analysts and 1 CAPTARGET analyst subscription. The catalyst: 6 months prior the firm adopted CAPTARGET in place of renewing a [...]
You probably keep hearing about how great a year 2016 was for middle market M&A. Yes, valuations were up, but middle market deal count has actually been dropping for more than 18 months [...]
Ah, the prospect list. Nearly everyone at any M&A firm regardless of size has built a few prospect lists. Here at CAPTARGET, we have built many thousands of lists over the years ourselves. [...]
We often call ourselves a wholesale provider of deal origination…but what does that mean? First things first, we are not a buy-side firm, nor do we consider ourselves a replacement for a [...]
Was your Private Equity group presented 500 or more transactions in 2016? If so, you are not alone. Thus far, in 2016 the average active middle market Private Equity firm was presented with [...]
Over the last 6 years, we have launched 8 websites. Looking back, it is still amazing to us how much our service, message and brand have evolved over the years. At one point we offered more than [...]
The client: Boutique New York City based M&A firm with 3 staff analysts and 1 significant database subscription supporting 5 deal makers. The catalyst: The firm was entering a renewal period [...]
Is there a 'best of both worlds' solution?
Deal Origination online is tricky. You find a company that at face value could be a great acquisition candidate, so you cold email them… …and you never hear anything back. If this [...]
Most private equity firms call us with similar stories. You see plenty of deals but do not see enough of the right type of deals. We publish our typical sourcing rates here on our website but [...]
Over the years we have had a number of ‘tag lines’ where we aim to explain what exactly we do in a few words. It turns out this is harder than we thought and we likely made some [...]
Sooner or later, we will start seeing the M&A market contract as the economy softens. No one really knows when this will happen, but we all know deep down that it will. Working at an M&A [...]
As an owner of a few middle market business, I get solicited by Private Equity firms a lot. For such a sophisticated group of professionals, I am always amazed at how poor their email conversion [...]
What if I told you that you could easily catch up with your competition by making just a few small changes to your M&A firm? Well, that is exactly what we are going to talk about in this [...]
Merger Labs Happened.
With so many deal origination options and strategies out there, picking the right one can be hard. Most private equity buyers we work with can’t dedicate personnel to managing multiple deal [...]
Digital Marketing for Deal Makers
For nearly 5 years we have been providing a broad business development service to M&A firms and Private Equity groups alike. Over the years we learned a lot about generating deal flow in the [...]
I help a lot of M&A firms and private equity groups find new clients and develop their pipelines through my work with CAPTARGET. This is a skill I have honed after a lot of experimentation [...]
CAPTARGET's Service and Pricing Relaunch!
Since the most recent economic downturn M&A professionals have been touting the exodus of Baby Boomer business owners as the driver of the next big wave of M&A activity in the U.S. The [...]
We have built a business on email marketing, but that doesn’t mean more email equals more business. We, like all of you, get too much email. In an effort to make sure we are not adding to [...]
Similar to many small American companies today, we’ve had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a disgruntled former employee looking to impede our momentum. We are here to let you [...]
Why should you use CAPTARGET to build your M&A or PE website?
For the last few months we have been working very hard on a new roll-out of what we call “Interactive CIMs.” If this is the first time you’ve heard about our CIM writing [...]
The cost of writing a Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM) in-house can be exponential. Outlining the industry, detailing the company’s history, and building the financial model can [...]
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Curious why your M&A or Private Equity firm’s site might not show up in Google searches? Google’s search algorithm changes a lot. Here’s a timeline of every change since [...]
As you’ve noticed, we’ve began Web Development focused on M&A and Private Equity firms. When discussing pricing on the project, many of our potential clients ask “How much does it [...]
How to use CAPTARGET’s M&A Intermediary Directory from CAPTARGET on Vimeo. The easiest way to generate deal flow is to communicate with the entire middle market banker/intermediary [...]
Analyst Turned Strategist
Over the last few years we have been rapidly evolving. Part of this evolution includes the roll out of new services very frequently. This quickly moved us away from our original identity of [...]
The industry wide theme for 2015 M&A seems to be ‘recovery’. There have been countless headlines touting the full recovery of domestic M&A (some of which have been authored [...]
I spend a lot of time thinking about the M&A industry. Many of us have been deal makers in recent history and we all now work closely with many M&A firms on a day to day basis. It is an [...]
By now, many are familiar and actively applying Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup to their business decision-making. His methodology aims to help improve success for businesses in any industry. The [...]
Introducing CapTarget’s M&A Intermediary Directory from CapTarget on Vimeo. Watch in full-screen for the best viewing experience. There are plenty of deal flow aggregation tools [...]
The idea of helping deal professionals be the best they can be is very true to my heart. While our company is evolving, the spirit of CAPTARGET remains the same. Before starting the company, [...]
CPA isn’t just the title of your accountant, it also means Cost Per Acquisition. CPA is a common term used in online marketing to measure the cost of acquiring a client or customer. Knowing [...]
With the internet recently taking over our lives, many firms are still playing catch up with the digital space and falling behind their competition. We advise all our clients to aggressively and [...]
M&A advisors and investment bankers are a diverse group. While each banker can bring a special skill or expertise set to their firm, these four common traits are shared amongst the most [...]
From time to time,CAPTARGET clients reach out to us to ask our opinion about operational norms in M&A. One of the most common questions we get asked is what CRM we use/recommend. While we [...]
As headlines are flooded with the latest billion-dollar acquisition, the middle market has also unfolded with promising industry reports. Baby Boomers are transitioning out of the work force and [...]
Let us help. Prospecting. Give us criteria for your target market. Each campaign will be tailored speci?c to your industry — geography, revenue parameters, etc. Communication. We [...]
It’s fair to say that social media is everywhere. While many users can enjoy their daily dose of viral cat videos (guilty!), it is also a strategic business tool. For B2C companies, it’s an [...]
Does price have a direct correlation with quality? Some might be quick to answer “yes” because “you get what you pay for.” But, isn’t it possible to pay a high [...]
Every Tuesday, we upload a new industry report highlighting trends and transactions from the latest quarter and compare them year over year. These reports are free and available to the public. [...]
The Lean Pitchbook
The M&A market closed this second quarter with a record total deal volume and value since the 2007 financial crisis. This promising market has been on the up rise and has finally passed the [...]
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We’ve shown you the cost-benefit of Brand Management and how you can leverage CapTarget’s services. Now we’d like to share a Case Study on one of our clients. The story is [...]
We’ve now discussed the importance and the impact that brand management can have on your company. There is no doubt that leaders in the M&A industry are taking this initiative to stay [...]
Successful transactions have typically been about finding the right deal, at the right time, with the right company. As deal sources and channels become more fragmented, it becomes increasingly [...]
Last year’s growing M&A activity helped increase confidence and paved way to what is currently a seller’s market. An increase in demand and shortage in supply (on the sell side) [...]
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Progressing from “Corporate Raiders” to “Activist Funds,” the strategy of acquiring a sizable amount of shares in a company to gain control of a company is not a new fad. [...]
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As we move in to Q4 2013 we will be finalizing the compilation of our Q3 deal data. Over the next quarter we will be releasing M&A summary reports for all 7 major U.S. regions, one per week, [...]
As Q3 wraps up, we too are are wrapping up our trailing quarter data for Q2. Since we have covered most major U.S region in past reporting, we will be using the few extra weeks we have at [...]
Soup to nuts - we now do it all.
As we get settled in to Q3 2013 we will be finalizing the compilation of our Q2 data. Over the next quarter we will be releasing M&A summary reports for all 7 major U.S. regions, one per [...]
We are looking for a few early adopters!
We have taken the next big step in the evolution of CapTarget. From new services, new tools and a new site, we are continuing to hone our services to best fit your needs. Take a look at [...]
Each M&A firm we work with has a different take on how to take a project to market. Some email, some write letters, some cold call. Because we work with many firms we get to see how the most [...]
We recently announced our new buy-side service to private-equity groups and M&A firms who need quality M&A research. There have been a few questions from clients and we would like to [...]
As CapTarget users may have noticed, we have been making a lot of changes recently from implementing new internal tools to improve communication with our clients to a new buy-side service [...]
We have spent the last few years focused on fulfilling research requests and supporting the back offices M&A firms. We are now proud to announce that in addition to serving the M&A [...]
It seems like a common misconception that quality M&A research has one purpose – to take transactions to market. While this is the primary function there are many more ways middle [...]
Curious about outsourcing your M&A firm's research process? Here is how.
Joint Venture between CapTarget and DailyDAC to Provide Deal Flow to Private Equity and Other Buyers.
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